With Dynamic Connections Ethernet, you can provision real-time, layer-2 network connections between one of your locations (an Ethernet endpoint device) and partner interconnects, including cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle. You can also create virtual cross connects to Equinix so you can access additional cloud service providers such as Alibaba, Salesforce, Webex, Five9, IBM Cloud 2.0, and more. Connections are billed hourly or monthly and require no long-term contracts.
Classes of service for Dynamic Connections Ethernet
Higher classes of service offer higher availability SLAs and allow you to increase traffic prioritization for your EVC:
Basic (best effort): The service may be oversubscribed on the Colt network.
Enhanced (mid class): Enhanced EVCs (ethernet virtual circuits) can still be oversubscribed like Basic class of service EVCs; however, traffic is marked with an internal class of service marking which will prioritize your traffic over best-effort traffic during times of congestion. For EVCs with this class of service, bandwidth is not reserved on the Colt network and traffic will not take priority over real-time traffic in the network.
Dedicated (real time): The quality of service offering with highest priority on the Colt network. In addition, Colt reserves the bandwidth for this EVC across the network on each ring that the EVC touches. Once it is dedicated to you, that bandwidth (and the corresponding CE-VLANs) sits in reserve regardless of how much bandwidth you use.